Lessons From The Social Networks
This created quite a storm on Twitter the other day… I missed it all but got these screen shots of the tweets sent to us.
I think as much as people tried to make this incident about Dineo Moeketsi, it really had nothing to do with her. It was her mom, Soweto TV Boss, KG’s tweets and it’s just sad how when “offenders ” have famous relatives, those famous ones will be the ones whose names are splashed on the tabloid covers. Yes KG is kinda famous but the only reason these tweets caused such a stir was because she’s famous Dineo’s mom.
Like the current case with Josta Dladla’s mom and the theft… see, I don’t even remember her name because all I saw was a huge picture of Josta in a Kaizer Chiefs jersey… his picture was more visible than the alleged thief’s picture because nje he’s mos the famous one and even that case is only getting publicity because Josta’s famous. Inzima this life we live in neh? And people still wanna be famous. *in my best Pearl Thusi voice*
Back to KG’s tweets:
Her original tweet was “F*ck I really don’t wanna drink anymore. I hate this feeling.”
I don’t see anything wrong with her original tweet, she is an adult, and contrary to what you , the youth of today think, ADULTS, your PARENTS are the ones who should be drinking and waking up with hangovers, not you. You should be hiding your drinking habits to the parents… that’s the African way. Bu ke ngoba we think we know better… Leen_Lek said what she said to KG, even though she honestly had no business bringing Dineo into that. With that said, KG’s reaction and response?? OMG! Just the kinda stuff that makes me go TJO and a perfect example of What Public Figures Should Not To Do On Twitter.
What followed was just uncontrollable.
I guess the lady saw that her tweets were wrong and deleted them and that in a way, I guess was an apology to those she might have offended. We learn and move on.
What lesson did the Social Networks teach you this part week?